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  1. Time for an All-Ireland Forum to discuss what a unitary Irish State might look like

    Wed Jun 12, 2019 - 11:36 am - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday 11th June during 'Statements on Northern Ireland' Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the need for an all-Ireland forum to discuss what a unitary ...
  2. FG cannot be trusted with national industries or major public investment

    Sun May 12, 2019 - 09:21 am - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks at the Annual James Connolly Commemoration at Arbour Hill, 12th May 2019 by Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party.Howlin says broadband should be publicly owned; and FG is opposed to S...
  3. Our challenge: 60 million tonnes of carbon dioxide

    Fri May 10, 2019 - 07:25 am - The Labour Party Remarks by Brendan Ryan TD in the Dáil debate on the report of the all-party Climate Action Committee, 9 May 2019The climate challenge facing Ireland boils down to one simple fact: greenhouse gas emi...
  4. Broadband network should be held in public ownership

    Thu May 9, 2019 - 01:39 pm - Jan O'Sullivan Speaking today in the Dáil Jan O'Sullivan TD, Labour spokesperson for Enterprise and Innovation, said of the National Broadband Plan;"The question of rural broadband is not about whether or not we sh...
  5. Department should reconsider public banking model

    Mon Apr 29, 2019 - 10:50 am - Willie Penrose Labour Spokesperson for Rural and Community Affairs, Willie Penrose has spoken in Dáil Éireann about the need for investment in the public banking model in Ireland. Deputy Penrose has called on...
  6. Our vision for a Social Europe

    Thu Apr 18, 2019 - 03:53 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking during Dáil statements on Ireland's position on the future of Europe, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined the views of the Labour Party. He said:"As we approach European Parliament e...
  7. It is time for a state-led approach to housing

    Wed Apr 10, 2019 - 04:00 pm - Brendan Ryan Speech by Deputy Brendan Ryan in Dáil Éireann on Labour's housing motion 'Building Homes for the Future'. Deputy Ryan said;The time for a state-led approach to housing is long overdue...
  8. Fine Gael must admit their housing policies are not working

    Wed Apr 10, 2019 - 03:02 pm - Willie Penrose Speech by Deputy Willie Penrose in Dáil Éireann on Labour's housing motion 'Building Homes for the Future'. Deputy Penrose said;I am proud that Labour has brought forward this motion, based on ...
  9. Divorce Referendum an Opportunity for Practical and Compassionate Reform of the Constitution

    Tue Apr 9, 2019 - 08:25 pm - Senator Ivana Bacik I welcome the Minister to the House and welcome the opportunity to speak in support of this Bill. I am really delighted to see this important, practical and compassionate reform of the Constitution pr...
  10. Labour supports military neutrality

    Tue Apr 9, 2019 - 07:25 pm - Jan O'Sullivan Remarks on the Thirty-Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Neutrality) Bill 20189 April 2019The policy of the Labour Party is unambiguously to support Ireland’s longstanding policy of military neut...
  11. We are facing the real prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

    Wed Mar 27, 2019 - 04:36 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Dáil Statement by Brendan Howlin on post-EU Council Statement, 27 March 2019When it comes to our statements on EU Council business, we might be better served in having separate Brexit statements and ...
  12. Bad politics has destroyed the Ministry of Health

    Wed Feb 20, 2019 - 05:02 pm - Alan Kelly TD Usually at this stage when we stand up in here we commence by saying we welcome the opportunity to speak etc. Well on this occasion I don’t. In fact I think this motion, which will ultimately be def...
  13. FG need to change direction on ensuring each child has a fair start

    Wed Feb 6, 2019 - 01:00 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Decency, Justice and Equality are Labour’s core values.Today we are talking about what these values mean when it comes to children and young people.When Labour’s leader, Tom Johnson, wrote the 191...
  14. The future of Northern Ireland after Brexit and the Labour movement there

    Tue Jan 29, 2019 - 07:27 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Speaking at the Politics Society of Trinity College tonight, 29th January, Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin outlined his views on the future of Northern Ireland after Brexit.In his remarks Deputy Ho...
  15. Labour Democratic Programmes - on the Centenary of the 1st Dáil

    Mon Jan 21, 2019 - 03:42 pm - Brendan Howlin TD Remarks at the Centenary of the First Dáil, Mansion House, Dublin21st January 2019. Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour PartyIreland is one of only a handful of countries that has sustained a dem...